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Full house at Health

In keeping with tradition, Health's degree programmes can report that all student places have been filled. Even though there are now more student places for medicine nationally, more students than ever have applied to the degree programme, which this year required an average mark of 11.0 for quota 1 admission.

2017.08.10 | Henriette Stevnhøj

[Translate to English:] Victor Albeck Bygningen, som rummer læsesale, grupperum og bibliotek. Arkivfoto/AU.

Victor Albeck Building includes reading rooms, group rooms and libraries for the new students at Health. Photo/AU.

The majority of the 4,065 applicants to Health's study programmes were left disappointed when they checked their e-Boks for a reply from the university. Once again, there have been far more applicants than places this year, which has also pushed the grade point average (GPA) cut-off for medicine – which is Health's biggest degree programme – a little higher compared to the year before. This is despite the fact that Aalborg University has this year expanded with 50 additional student places. A total of 793 coming students have been offered a place on one of Health's six degree programmes.

"We are looking forward to welcoming the many new students. The coming students have impressively high average marks, so there is no doubt that they are talented and hard-working young people. At the same time, we are sorry to have to disappoint many other applicants who wanted to take a degree programme here,” says Charlotte Ringsted, vice-dean for education at Health.

High average mark at Health

The large number of applications combined with the limited number of places automatically results in high mark requirements. This year, applicants to medicine must have an average mark 11.0 in order to be offered a place, while an average of 10.5 is required to study dentistry. The dentistry degree programme is also admitting an additional twelve students this year compared to the previous year.

For admission to the dental hygienist degree programme, quota 1 students had to have an average mark of 8.5, while public health required 8.4 and sport science 7.2. All coming clinical denturism students at Health were admitted via quota 2.

Generally speaking, students on Health's degree programmes have high average marks. 62 per cent of the students admitted have an average mark of 10.1 or above, while the proportion of students who are admitted with average marks between 6.1-7.0 is only three per cent.

Though Health, together with Aarhus BSS, has the highest number of future students with foreign citizenship, there has been a significant decrease of 29 per cent in this figure since 2012. This corresponds to 24 fewer foreign nationals among the students. The figures show these are mostly students from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

Facts: The new students: 

  • 69 per cent of the newly admitted students at Health are women.
  • More than half (62 per cent) have an upper secondary school leaving examination from the general (STX) upper secondary school as their qualifying examination.
  • 85 per cent of admissions have had a degree programme at Health as their first priority.
  • Admission figures for 2017.


Vice-dean for Education Charlotte Ringsted
Health, Aarhus University
Mobile: (+45) 9350 8222
Email: charlotte.ringsted@au.dk



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